Art Break Tour
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:00 - 12:30 PM
Art Break tours are open to the public with a special invitation to our UW faculty, staff and affiliates, and U-District residents. Advance registration is strongly recommended; email .
Join Justin Jesty, Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature, for a tour through Haegue Yang: Anachronistic Layers of Dispersion.
Professor Jesty is a cultural historian of postwar Japan. He focuses on the period from 1945 to around 1960, investigating how practices of small group cultural production intersected with progressive social movements. His dissertation “Arts of Engagement,” studies recognized artists as well as amateur producers to show how creativity and expression were, both practically and theoretically, integral elements in building democratic subjectivity. Justin’s recent work includes catalog essays on woodcut and art circles in Japanese coal mines for the exhibit, “Mines as Cultural Resource” held at the Meguro Museum of Art in Tokyo.